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Episode 7: Pro Tips For Your Road Trip: Alternatives To The License Plate Game

Episode 7: Pro Tips For Your Road Trip: Alternatives To The License Plate Game

SB2K17 is on the horizon, and we know many of you will be heading for the sand and sun. Or maybe the mountains.  But wherever you’re going, we’ve got an episode chock full o’ ideas for spicing up your time in the car. Nevermind that we compare peanut butter filled pretzels to a “lady in the street, but a freak in the bed.” Safe travels, friends!

  1. A good trip starts with good snacks, preferably a few from each category. These can be dirty snacks and clean snacks or salty snacks and sweet snacks.

  2. Get a car where you can spread out ( i.e. 12 passenger van or suburban. No Honda Accords, people).

  3. Road trips can be exhausting, so stay hydrated. Pack a cooler with your own water bottles or fill up a Yeti with some ice to keep you from paying convenient store prices.

  4. Road trips are one (of the many) excuses to break out your loungewear. A good road trip outfit consists of : yoga pants (unless you get claustrophobic), layers, sock, and sandals (preferably not worn together).

  5. Add a little pizzazz to your trip by leaving in the middle of the night. You can sleep and wake up a few hours closer to your destination without feeling like any time has passed and you don’t waste any functional time that could be better spent at the beach. If you’re the driver of said trip, disregard this tip.

  6. Use your time in the car to have serious or intentional conversations that you may not otherwise be willing or able to have. Here is a good list to use as a conversation facilitator.

  7. The license plate game and “I Spy” are sooooo 1995. Get with the times and play “Beats Karaoke” all you need is: Beats headphones (or any noise cancelling headphones), your favorite song, and an audience of your car mates. Listen to said favorite song turned all the way up with said headphones on whilst covering your eyes so you feel like you’re putting on a private concert and your friends get to enjoy the trainwreck that is this concert. Then switch to the next friend so everyone gets to share in the embarrassment and you have hours of laughter and entertainment. Again, if you’re the driver during this road trip, so sorry.

  8. While a good road trip starts with good snacks, it is sustained by a good playlist. Our recommendations are: mid-200’s top 40 hits/rap, late 90’s hits, and REAL country. Check us out on Spotify for some of these playlists and thank us later.

  9. And if a killer playlist isn’t enough, occupy a couple of hours binging “Missing Richard Simmons” and again, thank us later.

Episode 8: Raindrops on Roses: These Are A Few Of Our Favorite *Spring* Things

Episode 8: Raindrops on Roses: These Are A Few Of Our Favorite *Spring* Things

Episode 6: Maximize Your Minutes: Because You Have As Many Hours In A Day As Beyonce

Episode 6: Maximize Your Minutes: Because You Have As Many Hours In A Day As Beyonce